Monday, May 26, 2008

happy memorial day!

hope yours was better than mine ....

on to the cute kids! :)

check out that pinky. :D

windy much? lol

ice cream face!

those rainboots. don't worry, his new shoes will be here wednesday - here's hoping they fit!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

name that pizza dough!

as i was cutting some tj's dough (pre-move freezer clean out!) into three for us to each make our own pizzas, kayleigh declared it the grinch!

and just for fun. when you are three, and have a blister on your foot, you know one band-aid isn't going to cut it!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

four months!

ALREADY?!?! i am in shock. she's been here for a third of a year already.

norah is now rolling like a champ from back to belly, picking up toys, screeching as loud as her little lungs will let her, pulling our hair, and sitting "tripod" here & there.

she's still growing on mama's milk alone, & will be for a while. she loves sophie the giraffe, but has shown no real favorites for any particular toy or blanket. no idea on her weight, hopefully in a couple weeks.

for the other pics like this, see HERE.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

two bags to go!

we ended up coming home from vacation friday afternoon instead of saturday morning. it worked out well, but i'm STILL unpacking! i am down to the last two bags - norah's. she does not travel light, lol.

in my defense, i did install two car seats today, clean the garage, wash, fold, and put away two loads of laundry, and vacuum. my fabric and sewing stuff was getting a little overwhelming in the garage. it's taken care of now, although i did have to snag another big rubbermaid tub for fabric. i'd like to get down to two tubs again, but i need to do some serious stash-busting first.

ethan's birthday was tuesday. he is now THREE! i can't believe it. i made him a pirate hat cake, and he had tons of stuff to open since family was all around! :)

next up is kayleigh's birthday, june 23rd. i have most of her gift ready to go. just need a couple last minute things. i want to have it all ready before we move since we may be living in a hotel on her birthday!

there are a ton of pics starting HERE (and a bonus vid of norah). i'll stick some below, too. :)

the cake!
unfortunately i should have realized the piping was going to slide down doing it the night before, but he still approved!

it's official - he's THREE! (he picked the candle placement, lol)

the first couple days it was pretty cold & windy. VERY windy. so we hit up the aquarium on roanoke island again. it's a small aquarium, but it beats the one in virginia beach, hands down!

my biggest fish!

in her twirly dress!

squeaker. :)
she thought the pool was pretty cool. it was like a giant bath tub at 89 degrees.

all three. norah's face CRACKS me up! she'd just come outside & the sun was BRIGHT! she looks like such a party pooper here, lol.
tomorrow is norah's "4 month" birthday, so i'll have to squish her into her 4mo onesie (maybe diaper-less she'll fit? :P) for her month picture. she's getting so big so fast, i can't believe it!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008


i haven't actually sewed anything in a LONG time. well, besides the quilt front ... but that was a quick 30 minute project. i made this round neck top for kayleigh with a pattern by that*darn*kat. it was pretty easy & super fun. still minus the buttons to hold it on. ;)

i have one cut for norah in size 2/3 (the smallest the pattern goes) in some mod alexander henry fabric. it may be a bit too big, though. it will hopefully fit her this fall/witer with a top & jeans under. i may try to downsize it, or ask around to see if anyone else has done well with doing it.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

i feel pretty, so pretty .....

like the new look? the other one was getting pretty old, & i was looking for something more, uh ... in season? i couldn't find anything i really liked until i ran across hillary's site. she does great work & is super nice to work with!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


no, i wasn't at fault. the 87 year old who ran the red light was. suck ass.

btw, we're all safe & sound. thank god.